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    Passive: Past Continious or Past Perfect Continious

    Then-a-days the school was being built.
    Then-a-days the school had been being built
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    What would be the difference between them (if they are both correct, of course)? No context. But in my native language it sounds as if this sentence could take place in a conversation which would make clear the school has already been built by the time the conversation takes place.

    I used Then-a-days just because it seems to mean exactly the same as the word in my language.

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    Re: Passive: Past Continious or Past Perfect Continious

    "Then-a-days" does not exist in English. Perhaps you mean "In those days". "In those days the school was being built."

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    Re: Passive: Past Continious or Past Perfect Continious

    Yes. "In those days". Seems there's a mistake in an online translator I use.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Passive: Past Continious or Past Perfect Continious

    Online translators are notoriously inefficient.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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